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Author: Brad Harper, Drew Harper Narrator: Brad Harper, Drew Harper Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781621886020
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Love does not begin with condemnation.

Can an evangelical theologian and his gay son overcome the differences in belief that threaten to destroy their relationship? For Brad and Drew Harper, that question wasn’t theoretical and neither was the resounding yes they found after years of struggle. Writing to each other with compassion, grit, and humor, Brad and Drew take us on their journey as parent and child from the churches of middle America to the penthouses of New York’s party scenes, through a pastor’s kid’s childhood and painful conversion therapy to the hard-won victories of their adult relationship.

But Space at the Table is more than just a memoir. It is a guide, showing us a way through the roadblocks that threaten to devastate both families and the broader evangelical and LBGTQ communities. Speaking from their own experience, Brad and Drew offer an invitation to join them at a place where love is stronger than the beliefs that divide us.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book is brave, vital, and future-altering…This book can save lives.”

    Stephen Winter, award–winning director

  • Fills a cavernous void in the evangelical conversation around homosexuality. At once theologically orthodox and lovingly relational, this book will be enormously helpful to individuals and families caught in the painful space between evangelical belief and the real-life presence of a gay loved one.”

    Tom Krattenmaker, author of The Evangelicals You Don’t Know

  • “An incredibly relevant book…The Harpers demonstrate what it looks like to come to the table with honesty and humility, while acknowledging the fullness of who they are and what they believe. I want ALL of my friends, no matter who they are, to read this book.”

    Kevin Palau, author of Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel

  • “Father (Brad) and son (Drew) find meaningful common ground despite what some might see as fundamental differences. It’s a powerful story of reconciling religion and sexuality made all the more memorable because each half of the conversation is narrated by the actual person involved. The audiobook feels especially authentic due to the balancing of emotions one hears as each principal reads and explains his struggles with the other’s decisions or experiences. Their narrations…capture the earnest desire of both people to make the choice to be a family.”


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About the Author

Brad Harper has been a professor of theology at Multnomah University and Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon since 1999. From 1986 to 1999, he served as a pastor and church planter in two evangelical churches in St. Louis, Missouri. Over the last several years, Brad has spoken to churches, conferences, pastors groups, ministry leaders, and hundreds of college and seminary students on the topic of Christianity and homosexuality. He holds a BA in biblical studies from Biola University, an MDiv from Talbot Seminary, and a PhD in theology from St. Louis University. Brad lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife.

About the Narrator

Drew Stafford Harper is a freelance journalist and an actor, so he lives where the work is. Drew has played a bestselling author on stage, but this is his first book.